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Re: grinding down to the axle
« Reply #300 on: June 28, 2015, 05:05:40 PM »
Good reason not to buy Theeve trucks, amongst the million other reasons.

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Re: grinding down to the axle
« Reply #301 on: June 28, 2015, 05:10:43 PM »
Don't be scared of Ace kids, if you like to turn and shit like that

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Re: grinding down to the axle
« Reply #302 on: June 28, 2015, 10:47:54 PM »
Good reason not to buy Theeve trucks, amongst the million other reasons.
Nothing grinds curbs better than the TiH. And no other truck can take the same abuse. Grinding to the axle on other trucks is like a knife cutting warm butter compared to these.

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Re: grinding down to the axle
« Reply #303 on: June 28, 2015, 11:06:15 PM »
Don't be scared of Ace kids, if you like to turn and shit like that
Ace definitely has the sharpest turning radius/response. Theeve turning is in the middle... a bit slower than Ace and a bit quicker than Indy.

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Re: grinding down to the axle
« Reply #304 on: June 28, 2015, 11:59:23 PM »
I get that the underside of those trucks are thinner than other trucks, but that looks like a cavity in the hanger. What's the deal?

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Re: grinding down to the axle
« Reply #305 on: June 29, 2015, 06:52:23 PM »
I get that the underside of those trucks are thinner than other trucks, but that looks like a cavity in the hanger. What's the deal?

Yep, insanely thin. Would be nice if they gave you an extra few mm of thickness but I guess the trucks would be even more expensive. Here's what the underside looks like. You can see the holes as it hollows out


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Re: grinding down to the axle
« Reply #306 on: July 31, 2015, 01:51:43 PM »
Good reason not to buy Theeve trucks, amongst the million other reasons.
Nothing grinds curbs better than the TiH. And no other truck can take the same abuse. Grinding to the axle on other trucks is like a knife cutting warm butter compared to these.
Hmm, good to know!

Just finished with these Indys after two years or so. The back truck is worn down to the axle.  I was hoping to hit the axle with the front one as well, but after the bushing got shredded I figured it was time for a change (and bought new Indys):


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« Reply #307 on: July 31, 2015, 04:13:54 PM »
I am working into uploading a photo here. My back truck is actually going for it as I do 5-0s and smiths regualrly. Recently I realised I am broke and I should swap the back truck with the front. So it has to wait for a few months.

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Re: grinding down to the axle
« Reply #308 on: August 01, 2015, 12:36:41 PM »
Don't be scared of Ace kids, if you like to turn and shit like that
Ace definitely has the sharpest turning radius/response. Theeve turning is in the middle... a bit slower than Ace and a bit quicker than Indy.
if only they didn't completely obliterate pivot cups though...

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« Reply #309 on: August 02, 2015, 09:17:27 PM »

Just finished with these Indys after two years or so. The back truck is worn down to the axle.  I was hoping to hit the axle with the front one as well, but after the bushing got shredded I figured it was time for a change (and bought new Indys):




This photograph makes me want to skate more than anything in the latest Thrasher. Beaut, mate.

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Re: grinding down to the axle
« Reply #310 on: August 03, 2015, 10:43:38 AM »

Just finished with these Indys after two years or so. The back truck is worn down to the axle.  I was hoping to hit the axle with the front one as well, but after the bushing got shredded I figured it was time for a change (and bought new Indys):




This photograph makes me want to skate more than anything in the latest Thrasher. Beaut, mate.

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Re: grinding down to the axle
« Reply #311 on: August 03, 2015, 05:13:01 PM »
I get that the underside of those trucks are thinner than other trucks, but that looks like a cavity in the hanger. What's the deal?

Yep, insanely thin. Would be nice if they gave you an extra few mm of thickness but I guess the trucks would be even more expensive. Here's what the underside looks like. You can see the holes as it hollows out



Theeve TiH trucks are one in a million trucks, three years for a truck is pretty hard to come buy these days and you're right, they grind concrete like no other truck will, especially after they're worn in a bit, keep an eye out for the next gen TiH coming up in the near future, I think they will have a bit more underneath.
But if it helps you to know, you still have a fair bit to go yet, duncombe apparently had a set that had a gap formed three times the size of that before they let go. Also, the TiH has the best turning out of all the theeve's, they're pretty much a full titianium ace hanger.

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Re: grinding down to the axle
« Reply #312 on: December 06, 2015, 03:18:39 PM »
Replaced my wonky bushing yesterday and thought of this thread. Managed to get the new set on there despite a fucked up kingpin, no washer tho.


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I thought it wasnt just him solo, shouldve stuck with my og thought.
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Re: grinding down to the axle
« Reply #313 on: January 14, 2016, 02:51:25 PM »
Gonna rock this til the wheels fall off.

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Re: grinding down to the axle
« Reply #314 on: January 14, 2016, 02:58:25 PM »
Done it on grind kings when I was a pup. Haven't acheived this legendary status since.
So did I! Grind kings must have been hella soft, I've been on indys since and they don't grind  down near as fast

Edit: sorry just came of night shift and didn't notice I was replying to a post 6
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Re: grinding down to the axle
« Reply #315 on: February 20, 2016, 05:39:15 PM »
Bump. Not exactly grinding to the axle, but these trucks are done either way.


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Re: grinding down to the axle
« Reply #316 on: February 21, 2016, 03:23:09 AM »
damn son! i think thats the type of thing that qualifies for a free replacement pair of trucks

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Re: grinding down to the axle
« Reply #318 on: April 15, 2016, 06:04:19 PM »
^WHAT'RE THOOOOOOSE

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Re: grinding down to the axle
« Reply #319 on: April 15, 2016, 07:25:34 PM »
Dug through some of my old bushings and washers and pulled out a few of the worst ones, thought you guys might get a kick out of them.

Could take off and put back on the last two bushings with out removing the nut and washer, and the last washer actually popped off over the nut while skating.

I'm not actually good at skating, I just enjoy skating trucks till the end.

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Re: grinding down to the axle
« Reply #320 on: April 16, 2016, 12:02:40 AM »
fuck yeah

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Re: grinding down to the axle
« Reply #321 on: April 16, 2016, 01:19:52 AM »
One of my trucks from an old set of Indys, chewed away from mostly curbs and chunky ledges




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Re: grinding down to the axle
« Reply #322 on: May 07, 2016, 09:24:35 PM »
This was the first slap thread i ever saw and now i have something to contribute. Never thought i'd snap a kingpin either but here we are

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Re: grinding down to the axle
« Reply #323 on: May 09, 2016, 02:17:36 PM »
Dug through some of my old bushings and washers and pulled out a few of the worst ones, thought you guys might get a kick out of them.

Could take off and put back on the last two bushings with out removing the nut and washer, and the last washer actually popped off over the nut while skating.

I'm not actually good at skating, I just enjoy skating trucks till the end.

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Re: grinding down to the axle
« Reply #325 on: May 30, 2016, 03:22:28 AM »
This was the first slap thread i ever saw and now i have something to contribute. Never thought i'd snap a kingpin either but here we are


the kingpin broke because your top bushing has been squeezed flat and the washer presses against the hanger thus creating a lever and braking the kingpin. the proof for this are the marks that the washer has left on the trucks. these marks occur on pretty much all set ups but when the "leverage" occurs strongly then the kingpin breaks. if you replace the kingpin you'll have it broken again within a few days. just make sure you get a fresh top bushing
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Re: grinding down to the axle
« Reply #326 on: May 30, 2016, 08:55:34 PM »
Dug through some of my old bushings and washers and pulled out a few of the worst ones, thought you guys might get a kick out of them.

Could take off and put back on the last two bushings with out removing the nut and washer, and the last washer actually popped off over the nut while skating.

I'm not actually good at skating, I just enjoy skating trucks till the end.

Man this is why I kind of miss being broke and not having a good job.... The days of skating my shit till death arent really here anymore, as I give away all my semi grinded trucks.... fuck it if you do slappy grinds on crusty curbs you're gonna be running through hangers just a little bit slower than running through decks.

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Re: grinding down to the axle
« Reply #327 on: July 22, 2016, 12:54:51 PM »

Just hit axle recently, then this happened.



I haven't snapped a pivot like this since I did it on a set of ventures like 10 years ago. Anybody else have this happen to their stage 11s?
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Re: grinding down to the axle
« Reply #328 on: July 22, 2016, 02:06:06 PM »

Just hit axle recently, then this happened.



I haven't snapped a pivot like this since I did it on a set of ventures like 10 years ago. Anybody else have this happen to their stage 11s?
Not on a set of stage 11s but on a set of stage 10s, yes.
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Re: grinding down to the axle
« Reply #329 on: August 01, 2016, 11:09:14 PM »
The indy's took 4 months to hit and was stoked being my first pair to hit axel. Got the black Tensors as a gift and as Tensors are they refused to turn so my goal was to get them to axel as quick as i could (6 weeks) to justify buying the 159's im on now.

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